Salaries of Potentates, 1886

More than 120 years ago, during the era of Monarchies and the Gilded Age, the San Jose Mercury pointed out the inequities in society.

Salaries of Potentates, San Jose Mercury News, December, 17 1886
Salaries of Potentates, San Jose Mercury News, December, 17 1886

Here's a table that translates the salaries listed in the article into 2022 dollars. At some point it would be interesting to compare these salaries against current world leaders or even against the likes of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.


Salaries of World Leaders, 1886 to 2022 dollars
Salaries of World Leaders, 1886 to 2022 dollars

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